Savannah-style She Crab Soup

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It’s said the idea was brought to the Carolina by Scottish settlers arriving in the early 1700s. Another story goes that a Charleston butler jazzed up the recipe by adding orange crab roe for bolder color and taste. This is told in greater detail at What’s Cooking America, here. The story also includes a bit about the famous John Rutledge House (built in 1763) that now offers its Southern hospitality as a gracious bed and breakfast.

Little did the Scottish settlers know how popular their “parten-bree” crab and rice soup would become, evolving over centuries to suit different preferences in different communities. Try this Savannah-style She Crab Soup recipe then let me know what you think.